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I have a 2003 kia spectra with a bad blower motor resistor - Where is this resistor physically located in the vehicle? I have the dash apart and cannot locate the resistor.
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I have an 02 spectra, and I would assume it would be in the same position, seeing as the blower motor is.

Its in the passenger footwell, on the right hand side, right underneath the plastic covering, you DO NOT need to remove anything to access it, all it is is a plug coming from it, and 4 screws holding it in, when you unscrew it, it will fall down onto the floor mat. If you need pictures, let me know.

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Please provide the photos. I have an older GXS but I'm hoping it will be similar enough.

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I will snap some tomorrow morning when there is some daylight, its in a pretty akward position!
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Just fixed mine.
If you look in the passenger footwell there is a black plate with a four wire plug sticking out. If its as same as the UK spec it will say DO NOT REPAIR. on it. thats the little pest.

what problem are you having with yours. Mine would only work if i turn the control to number 4.

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I just replaced the resistor on my daughter's 04 and it's easiest to hold a mirror under the bottom edge of the glovebox, just to the right, (use a flash or trouble light, too). You'll see a small black rectangle piece with 2 (I think) screws and some wires. Just unscrew, disconnect, and replace. Easy.
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Here are some pix... I got the replacement BMR from Autozone.com for about $54, and it arrived in about 4 days. Auto parts stores (AutoZone, Napa, Advance) couldn't get it, so I went online. Good luck!
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you might want to look into why its blown
if the contacts are clean then it should be and easy replacement if their is like a green dried on powder then there as been water getting in to it have a quick look to see if its still getting water in there as it will blow the esister again.

on mine the water was coming in to the blower moter its self. under the cover aound the bottom of the windshield. you'll need to fix that problem aswell o you'll be replacing the resistor every few months (I learned that the hard way)
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i have a 03 spectra woth no ac.
i changed the blower motor and resistor,checked both fuse boxes,still nothing. any suggestions?
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